Vibrancy of Chinatown




"We were enclosed by narrow streets surrounded by small open shops displaying fresh produce, fruit, & fish extending on the sidewalk."

Evangeline Buell



If you were driving and you had to come to Chinatown, either you can find a parking space by some luck or you are going to have to put up with the traffic - double park and triple park.

Sherlyn Chew


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"Chinatown is a center for culture, a meeting place. You don't do that in Ranch 99. People come here because it is THE place for them and that makes a big difference."

Henry Chang


"This is the most alive place - day and night. This is where the action is. You feel the community. It's alive with community."

Evangeline Buell


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"Oakland Chinatown is fun.
It's a destination spot for many of us."

Evelyn Luluquisen



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Its a very enterprising place given the number of residents within a particular neighborhood. Chinatown is seen as a gem in the City of Oakland.

Teresita Bautista